We all hear so much today about how much your life can change when you practice positive thinking and even research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude.
Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile.
But I want to expand upon this thought even further. I’d like you to visit a place called perspective.
Over the years of my life I began to recognize that there is two basic ways to change your circumstance. One is to physically make changes that by their very nature, create change for you. The other is to change your perspective about your circumstance, thereby shifting your thoughts and feelings.
Several years ago my husband passed away at what many would consider to be a young age and I can tell you without a doubt losing anyone that is such an integral part of your life is one of the most painful experiences.
Now looking back, I decided that could look at that part of my life in one of two ways: either I was destined to live a miserable life full of pain, hurt, and injustice for what I had lost; or I could choose to revel in all the joy that we shared and that allowed me to sink into the gratitude for the time that we did have thereby coming out stronger, better, and more spiritually aligned than if I did not go through it.
I opted for the latter.
You see absolutely nothing has changed about the circumstance, but EVERYTHING changes with a shift in perspective. This single realization, that is part of mindset, created a knowing that I can shift my perspective to experience my life in the way that choose was so powerful for me! I found so much comfort knowing that I had the power to change my feelings in an instant by changing my perspective.
We all experience personal tragedies of one sort or another but how we view what we are going through is completely up to us. Even after I realized the importance of perspective, I still had moments when I let the negative invade. When that happened, I changed my thoughts in the way below to shift my mind back to a place of peace.
There is not one single thing that lasts forever. No emotion or circumstance lasts indefinitely. Life is comprised of ebbs and flows, we all experience good and bad in life.
We live in a place of duality. There is so much more than the physical world we see and feel. There is an energetic vibration, encompassing spirit and purpose. When I remember to tap into that deeper meaning behind what I am experiencing, then I can accept what I am going through with greater ease.
We have a choice in how we view things. Today, as I reflect on all of my comprised experiences I know that I have a choice about how I want to think and feel about them, so much has come from it.
Take a moment and reflect your life, how many of the tough times that you endured have actually turned out to be a blessing? Only you have the choice to find the bright side in your situation, no matter how tough it seems. The most empowering way is by changing your perspective and identifying the positive of each experience.
Remember, changing your perspective is like altering the window through which you view the world. The window still exists in the same way it always has, you’ve just changed your mindset about how you relate to it. When you can change how you view the world, it will change how you feel about it.
It is my belief that changing the perspective of your mindset is really key to masterfully building the life of your desires!